A radiant picture book that will strike a chord
with all young children.
Three baby owls, Sarah, Percy and Bill, wake up one night in their
hole in a tree to find that their mother has gone. So they sit on a
branch and wait... Darkness gathers and the owls grow anxious,
wondering when their mother will return. But, at last, she does and
they bounce up and down with joy, welcoming her home.
About The Author
- 'Touchingly beautiful ... Drawn with exquisite delicacy ... The
perfect picture book.'The Guardian
- Over two million copies of the book sold worldwide!
Martin Waddell is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest living
writers of books for children. His work includes the multi-million-
belling Big and Little Bear series. He has won many awards, including
the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award for services to
Children’s Literature in 2004. Martin lives in Northern Ireland.
About The Illustrator
Patrick Benson is one of the finest children’s illustrators working
today and won the Mother Goose Award in 1984 and the Kurt Maschler
Award in 1995 for 'The Little Boat'. He is also the illustrator of
Herman Melville’s 'Moby Dick'.
Touchingly beautiful ... Drawn with exquisite delicacy ... The perfect picture book. * The Guardian * Stories about home-alone baby animals don't come more appealing than this. * Daily Mail * A perfect bedtime story. * The Irish Times * Waddell's stories treat the fears of the very small with wit and sensitivity ... Benson's pictures are outstanding. * The Independent on Sunday * Clever paper engineering. I love the way the baby owls' eyes move and the impressive pop up owl and her three flapping youngsters. Celebrating 21 years of this well-loved tale, this is a charming book for the very young -- Caroline Franklin * Newbury News Weekly * This beautiful board book edition is perfect for little hands. * Julia Eccleshare, LoveReading *
For Ages: 3 - 6 years old
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 27th April 1995
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 26.0
Weight (kg): 0.17
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition